Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Once you can 'think dog' and anticipate a dog's reactions to any given set of circumstances - instead of expecting it to react as you [a human being] would - then you are well on the way to becoming an effective trainer.
Above all, you must realize that wild dogs are pack animals. Domesticated dogs inherit behaviour patterns which are geared for life in a pack. As a young pup, your pup will have played and fought with its litter mates in a way which simulates adult conditions.
Remember that your pup is a pack animal at heart... he or she will learn fast by repetition and example. At some stage he or she will almost certainly challenge for leadership. You MUST establish its place in the pack... that is below you, and other members of your family... as you and your extended family are now its 'pack'.
For help with training you need look no further than the brilliant SitStayFetch ... which is probably the most reviewed, and praised, dog training course on the internet.
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